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The future of medicine: Personal, ubiquitous, and mobile

We’ve discussed before how Apple’s devices can be good for your health, but we should see the potential of its mobile health solutions take a quantum leap in the next few years, as genetic information is used to deliver utterly personalized, precision medical care.

Genetics for the rest of us

The UK’s chief medical officer this week recommended routine DNA testing for cancer patients to help develop personalized treatment.

“This technology has the potential to change medicine forever – but we need all NHS staff, patients and the public to recognise and embrace its huge potential,” said Professor Dame Sally Davies. “The age of precision medicine is now.”

Think about the implications of this:

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